National Congress of Vietnamese Americans Prepares Tomorrow's Leaders Today

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A program of the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans (NCVA), the Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Conference (VAYLC) provides a forum for young professionals to network and build relationships to lead and strengthen the Vietnamese American community in the nonprofit, government and business sectors.

“Exploring the Present and Building the Future”

The Vietnamese American Community is growing in both population size and political clout. As the Community matures, it needs dynamic young people with leadership skills and the vision to lead. Recognizing the emergence of this young population and its impact on the political, economic and social spectrums, the Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Conference (VAYLC) seeks to harness this energy by bringing young Vietnamese Americans and Asian Americans students and young professionals to Washington, D.C. for a summit from June 22 – June 25, 2005.

“State Farm® and the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans realize that investing in the energy and creativity of young leaders is the key to our national future. We are proud to partner in developing leadership and career skills of young Vietnamese Americans,” said Leslie Moe-Kaiser, State Farm® Corporate Relations Manager.

VAYLC provides a forum for young Asian Americans to discuss national and local issues and establish a network for young leaders to meet and exchange ideas and information. VAYLC seeks to prepare young professionals and students to become public leaders in their communities.

Quan Hoang, President and CEO, AnviCom, Inc. said, “I think it is important that our young people feel confident in their ability to lead in our communities, in the business world, and in society. They will need to recognize and then step up to many opportunities as life presents them. I am glad this program exists to help.”

The four-day summit includes workshop sessions emphasizing leadership skills, public speaking, and team building. Participants will visit Congress, tour the Capitol, attend a White House briefing, and enjoy a multi-course gala dinner. Experienced professionals, scholars and activists will lead the interactive sessions.

“Leadership Development is the key driver in shaping the minds of our youth. Citigroup is committed to helping the Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Conference achieve its goals. Last year, Citigroup made a 10-year, $200 million commitment to promote financial education worldwide, we look forward to helping in future community initiatives,” said Bao Nguyen, Vice President, Citibank, NA.

To learn more about VAYLC, please contact us at 877-592-4140 or visit us on the web at

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